Predicting US elections results every hour Oct. 13, 2020
A new model predicts the US election result every hour using betting data
Can AI predict criminal behaviour? Oct. 6, 2020
Could AI algorithms really identify offenders? A number of schemes are scrapped in the US
Mapping Covid-19 to your phone Sept. 29, 2020
Google Maps has launched a new Covid-19 layer – but is it as accurate as it could be?
Keeping the structure of the internet safe Sept. 22, 2020
How do lockdowns and restrictions on the internet impact it’s stability globally?
AI captain to sail the Atlantic Sept. 15, 2020
A crewless ship is due to set sail across the Atlantic with an AI captain on board
Scammers scamming the scammers Sept. 8, 2020
How leaked conversations from online forums show credit card thieves conning each other.
Algorithm apocalypse Aug. 18, 2020
Analysing the UK government’s flawed formula used to predict children’s exam grades
A year without internet in Kashmir Aug. 11, 2020
Government restrictions mean a year of web restrictions for 15 million people in Kashmir
Why India can’t work from home Aug. 4, 2020
What the challenges of home-working mean during and after the pandemic in India.
Tracking the trolls July 28, 2020
Machine learning can now spot online trolls, and help defend voters in future elections.
Covid 19: Mapping changing sentiment in tweets July 21, 2020
From fear to anger and hope, millions of tweets reveal changing views on the pandemic
Ethiopia’s continuing online censorship July 14, 2020
The internet shutdown in Ethiopia is entering its 3rd week.
Can we make the web a better space? July 7, 2020
A special programme on Web Science and why it matters
Exploring digital death June 30, 2020
Digital death; how COVID-19 has forced us to update death rituals, moving grieving online
Nigerian internet land rights costs fall June 23, 2020
Nigerian land rights costs fall by 96% in one state reducing internet costs significantly
Is this the end of facial recognition tech? June 16, 2020
Facial recognition – what’s the future for the technology?
Algorithm activism – a new type of protest June 9, 2020
Algorithm activism is becoming increasingly popular, we find out how it’s being done.
Digital exclusion in Brazil June 2, 2020
The digital divide in Brazil leaves its poorest citizens without access to health advice.
Hacking internet-enabled cars May 26, 2020
Internet enabled cars could be vulnerable to hackers taking full control
Testing EdTech May 19, 2020
EdTech is transforming learning across the globe. How do you choose which tools to use?